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Abandoned Bronx Courthouse Finally Used, For Art Exhibition

Photo via Welcome2TheBronx.

This week, the gorgeous (and sadly decrepit) old Bronx Borough Courthouse opened its doors for a massive art project organized by No Longer Empty, the very group that took over the Bank of Manhattan building in Long Island City several years ago. Titled When You Cut into the Present the Future Leaks Out, the exhibition is spread across three floors and collects the commissioned work of 26 artists, which, according to the official press release, "echoes approaches attributed to cut-up poetry, early Hip-Hop, Spoken Word, and the sculptural practice of artist Gordon Matta-Clark, who sliced into urban spaces as social commentary."

Pictures inside the abandoned courthouse and the exhibition itself are forthcoming in Thursday's Camera Obscura column, but for now, enjoy some shots of the empty, ruined courthouse courtesy of Nathan Kensinger after the jump.


[Photos by Nathan Kensinger, who writes and photographs Curbed's Camera Obscura series.]

No Longer Empty will also be running a series of community programs and activities as part of the project, including BX200 Virtual Artist Studios and Bronx Fashion Week. Check the website for more information and dates.
· No Longer Empty [official]